October 20, 2011

Achieving the Millenium Development Goals, Energy Ed.

U.N. Foundation, United Nations Foundation


I sat down with Richenda Van Leeuwen of the United Nations Foundation to discuss the new global initiative Sustainable Energy for All (SEFA),being spearheaded by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

In recognition of the tremendous importance of energy for achieving the Millenium Development Goals, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. With more than 1.4 billion people worldwide lacking access to electricity, 1 billion more only receiving a few hours a day, and some 2.7 billion more...

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TAGGED: developing world, electricity, global energy consumption, sustainability, Sustainable Energy for All Campaign, Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Foundation, sierra club


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